Born in Tunis
, Tunisia, Kechiche emigrated with his parents to Nice
, France when he was six years old.
Passionate about theater, he took drama classes at the Antibes Conservatory. He performed several shows on the Cote d’Azur, most notably a play by Federico Garcia Lorca
in 1978 and a play by Eduardo Manet
the following year. He was equally as dedicated to directing as he was to performing in theater, he presented The Architect at the Avignon Festival in 1981.
In film, his first acting role was in Abdelkrim Bahioul’s Mint Tea, where he played a young Algerian immigrant who moved to Paris to make his fortune.
That same year he met his companion, Ghalya Lacroix, with whom he would collaborate with in writing and editing his future projects.
Career as a director
In 2003, he wrote and directed Games of Love and Chance
(L’Esquive) with amateur actors and an extremely limited budget. The film follows a group of high school students from the Parisian suburbs who rehearse a Marivaux
play for their French class. The film was an honorable success for an author’s film without known actors; it was hailed by critics as one of the biggest French films of the year 2004. The film won four awards at the, 30th César awards in 2005
: Best film, best director, and best screenplay. Sara Forestier
a lead actress won the César for most promising actress for her role in Games of Love and Chance.
Kechiche’s next film was selected at the Venice Film Festival 2010
, titled Black Venus
(Vénus Noire) in reference to the “Vénus Hottentote” (Saartjie Baartman
). The film follows the life of Sarah Baartman, a Khoikhoi woman from the early 19th century who was exhibited in Europe for her voluptuous figure and objectified by European women. The film’s critical reception was positive, despite only receiving one nomination at the César Awards in 2011
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